5 Army & Navy War Heroes Stamps
This 1936-37 stamp set honors notable military leaders from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish American War.
The first stamps in the series were issued on December 15, 1936. U.S. #785 pictures George Washington, Nathanael Greene, and Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. Also issued on that day, #790 pictures Navy heroes John Paul Jones, John Barry, and their ships the Bonhomme Richard and the Lexington.
The second pair of stamps was issued one month later, on January 15, 1937. The Army stamp pictures Andrew Jackson, Winfield Scott, and Jackson’s home, the Hermitage. The Navy issue pictures Stephen Decatur and Thomas MacDonough with a contemporary warship.
The third set of stamps was issued on February 18, 1937. The Navy stamp pictures adopted brothers David Farragut and David Porter. It also lists each man’s most notable ship – the USS Hartford and the USS Powhatan, and pictures a warship from the era.
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